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This is the last week it gets dark before 7 P.M. 🤞

Shadow is a full-length Long Island scene video (though obviously much of it is filmed in the city) by David Rind. Last two parts are fire, though you may have caught the link for Max Rowlette’s section last week when Skate Jawn ran it.)

Not sure there has been a Johnny Wilson trip edit since that “Roadtrip” one way way back. Tom Knox, Nik Stain, Eric Koston, Louie Lopez, et al. in Texas with Miles Griptape, ICYMI. Love that this roster could come together for something as arbitrary as a griptape team trip, and have it feel like an actual homie edit ❤️

“If, when I was 15, somebody told me to stab someone and they’d give me this, I would’ve done it.” Greg Navarro — creator of The Upper West Side Curb Club — hung around …the Upper West Side with Eli Gesner to get a breakdown of the neighborhood’s landmark spots for a new Jenkem video series called “Neighborhoods.”

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#QSTOP10 — February 11, 2022

A bit of a slow news week around the office after what was an uncharacteristically busy end of January. Very heavy on the manuals this week, in an even more Euro-centric than usual installment of the countdown. The last one is just nuts. Have a good one, and enjoy the warm(ish) weather ❤️

Big shout out to the supportive grandmas who love skateboarding.

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Una Farrar’s ‘Goodnews’ Part For Mess Skate Mag

Photo by Shari White for Mess Skate Mag

In our second and final installment of videos released in conjunction with Mess‘ first issue, we have a part from cover star, Una Farrar. “Goodnews” was largely filmed on a trip to Australia, edited by Una, and named in tribute to her hometown skateshop in Victoria, British Columbia. It is also her first full part since the release of Shari’s Credits video back in 2020.

You can catch copies of Mess for free at many skateshops throughout the U.S. Follow them on IG via @messskatemag. Have a good weekend ❤️

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Classic Griptape’s B Team Video

It is easy to get wrapped up in the distractions of skateboarding’s Oscars season, so much that we forget some of our colleagues are working towards earning actual Oscars. One such filmmaker is griptape magnate Charles Rivard, who after an initial foray with documentary filmmaking last year, has proceeded to throw his efforts towards winning the Academy’s coveted statuette.

Classic Griptape Productions’ “B TEAM VIDEO” is a spellbinding masterwork of freight hopping, on-the-fly hot chicken sandwiches, faltered Stanley Cup dreams, and ramshackle skateboarding in the parking lot of a Canadian Tire. Features appearances from Conor Kneeson, Ian Clelland, Zander Mitchell, Bob LaSalle, Bob LaSalle, Bob LaSalle, and Bob LaSalle.

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Q.S.S.O.T.Y. Alumni Alert — Leo Gutman’s ‘Vague’ Part

Though we are still a few months off from year-end recap season, the winner of “Best Facial Hair Assortment in a Video Part” is a clear shoe-in. Leo Gutman — who hoisted up the imaginary Q.S.S.O.T.Y. trophy in 2013 following his masterful closing section in Jeremy Elkin’s Brodies video — spends his new Vague mag part donning an assortment of looks that would make one of those laminated posters in the front window of a barbershop jealous.

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